2015 CGOA Design Competition Winners!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


The 2015 CGOA Design Competition was held last week at the Knit & Crochet Show (the conference for CGOA and TKGA members) at the Town & Country Resort & Conference Center in San Diego, CA.

There were many hands helping in the design competition this year. I want to personally thank my co-chair, Bobbie Matela, our judging manager, Karen McKenna, the many helping hands at the conference, including Edith Smith, Diane Miller and many, many more, as well as everyone who helped “man the booth” on the show floor (there are too many of you to list)! We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now for the announcement of the winners in the 2015 CGOA Design Competition! 
 

In the “First Time Entrant” category, sponsored by Susan Bates, the winners are:

3rd place - Harem Nights by Amy Curtin
 
2nd place - Woodland Winter Jacket by Heather Galluzzi
 
1st place - Emily Rose by Kayt Ross

 
In the “Young Designer” category, sponsored by The Marian G. Wilburn Foundation for Fiber Arts, the winner is:

1st place - Catherine Wheels Skirt by Grace Rosburg

 
In the “Artistic Expression” category, sponsored by Creativebug, the winners are:

3rd place - Danakil Depression by Kayt Ross
 
2nd place - Cobblestones by Kayt Ross
 
1st place - Spiral Blues by Ann Wicker

 
In the “Accessories” category, sponsored by Clover, the winners are:

Honorable Mention – Ombre Celtic Knot Necklace by Jennifer Ryan
 
3rd place - Spring Floral Pin by Jean DeMouy
 
2nd place - Eleanor Shawl by Kathryn White
 
1st place - Hearts Galore by Sandy Gold

 
In the “Afghans & Home Décor” category, sponsored by WEBS America’s Yarn Store, the winners are:

Honorable Mention – Shades of Teal Afghan by Kayt Ross
 
3rd place - Behind the Picket Fence Throw by Shari White

2nd place - The Long & Short of It by Vicki Buford

1st place - Country Gardens Pillow by Joyce Geisler

 
In the “Thread Crochet” category, sponsored by Bernat, the winners are:
 
3rd place - Blue Bird Doily by Kathryn White

2nd place - Spring Leaves Wedding Dress by Brandi Isham

1st place - Free Spirit Doily by Kathryn White

 
In the Fashion” category, sponsored by Interweave Crochet / Love of Crochet, the winners are:
 
Honorable Mention – Lollapalooza by Julia Bryant

Honorable Mention – Blue Poppy Lace Coat & Poppy Pin by Alla Koval

Honorable Mention – Checkerboard Cardigan by Shari White

Honorable Mention – Aegean Dress by Kristin Lynn
 
3rd place - Velella Poncho by Shari White

2nd place - Tunica Geometrica by Susan Walsh

1st place - Legacy by Kathryn White

 
For “Technical Merit”, sponsored by Mary Maxim, the winner is:
           
Spring Leaves Wedding Dress by Brandi Isham
 

For “Peoples’ Choice”, sponsored by Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine, the winner is:
 
Spring Leaves Wedding Dress by Brandi Isham
 

And the “Grand Prize” winner, sponsored by Red Heart, is:
 
Emily Rose by Kayt Ross
 

Please join me in thanking all of our generous and supportive sponsors this year. And a big “CONGRATULATIONS” to all the winners in each category of the competition!
 
If you'd like to see photos of the winners, please see my blog post here: http://thecrochetarchitect.com/2015-cgoa-design-competition-results/.
 
If you'd like to see photos of all the entries in this year's design competition, please see my Flickr album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskfWHM9T.

Now it’s time to get those hooks busy designing entries for next year’s CGOA Design Competition!

 
Happy crocheting,

Susan Lowman
2015 CGOA Design Competition Co-Chair

 

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